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du Plessis Africana Collection

The Du Plessis collection was purchased for 3 000 pounds by the University of Pretoria in 1939 from the estate of Prof J du Plessis (1868-1935), a prominent theologian at the University of Stellenbosch. Prof du Plessis' collection of almost 4 000 volumes includes many precious Africana works. It was purchased by UP with a view to strengthening its Africana collection that had been officially established in 1932. Among the valuable Africana works in this collection are Du Plessis' own books about missionary journeys through Africa and the unique Dingley manuscript, a journal relating a sea journey from England to the Cape in 1812.

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University of Pretoria Library Services
African Libraries Collection
Media Type
691
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Year
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1932
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1931
10
1930
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1928
5
1927
9
1926
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Topics & Subjects
52
Travel
49
Missions
26
Reformed Church
24
Christianity
15
Voyages and travels
13
Ethnology
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Collection
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Creator
43
theal, george mccall, 1837-1919
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cape of good hope (south africa). archives
9
g.m theal
4
dreyer, a. (andries), 1872-1938
3
basutoland
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aitton, d
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Language
412
English
137
Dutch
58
German
44
Afrikaans
21
French
12
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du Plessis Africana Collection
by E. G. Malherbe; Malherbe, E. G. (Ernst Gideon), 1895-
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Topic: Education
du Plessis Africana Collection
texts
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du Plessis Africana Collection
by Malherbe, Daniel François, 1881-1969; Smith, Johannes J. (Johannes Jacobus), 1883-1949; Bosman, D. B. (Daniël Brink), 1888-1960; Suid-Afrikaanse Akademie vir Wetenskap en Kuns
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Topics: Afrikaans language, Afrikaans language, Afrikaans language, Afrikaans language
du Plessis Africana Collection
by Murray, William Hoppe, 1866-1947; Napier, R. H; Ndombe, Che; National Bible Society of Scotland; British and Foreign Bible Society; Union Nyanja Translation Committee; Dutch Reformed Church Mission; Church of Scotland Mission
texts
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The first Bible in chiChewa
Topic: Nyanja language
du Plessis Africana Collection
texts
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Includes bibliographies and index
Topic: Ashanti (African people)
Topics: Bible, Polyglot texts, selections, quotations, etc, Printing
du Plessis Africana Collection
by Rogers, Woodes, d. 1732
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"First published in 1712, reprinted in The seafarers' library, 1928."
Topics: Selkirk, Alexander, 1676-1721, Voyages around the world, Privateering
du Plessis Africana Collection
by De Villiers, C. C. (Christoffel Coetzee), 1850-1887; Theal, George McCall, 1837-1919
texts
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Edited by George McCall Theal
Paged continuously
Topics: African languages, Natural history, Ethnology
du Plessis Africana Collection
by Du Plessis, J. (Johannes), 1868-1935
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Bibliography: p. 466-479
Topic: Missions
du Plessis Africana Collection
by G.M Theal; Theal, George McCall, 1837-1919
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Spine title: History of South Africa since 1795
du Plessis Africana Collection
by Mesnage, Joseph, 1859-1922; Toulotte, Anatole, 1852-1907
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du Plessis Africana Collection
by Cpt C. H. Stigand
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du Plessis Africana Collection
by Gie, S. F. N. (Stefanus François Naudé), 1884-1945
texts
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du Plessis Africana Collection
by G.M Theal; Theal, George McCall, 1837-1919
texts
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Spine title: History and ethnography of South Africa before 1795
Part 2 has special t.p.: Thesaurus geographicus: or, The compleat geographer. Part the second. Being the chorography, topography, and history of Asia, Africa, and America. Faithfully extracted from the best modern travellers, and most esteem'd historians, and illustrated with maps ... by Herman Moll. 4th ed., much amended. London, 1722
Topic: Geography
du Plessis Africana Collection
by Murray, William Hoppe, 1866-1947; Napier, R. H; Ndombe, Che; National Bible Society of Scotland; British and Foreign Bible Society; Union Nyanja Translation Committee; Dutch Reformed Church Mission; Church of Scotland Mission
texts
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The first Bible in chiChewa
Topics: Nyanja language, Nyanja language
du Plessis Africana Collection
by De Villiers, C. C. (Christoffel Coetzee), 1850-1887; Theal, George McCall, 1837-1919
texts
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Edited by George McCall Theal
du Plessis Africana Collection
by E. A. Walker; Walker, Eric A. (Eric Anderson), 1886-
texts
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"Select bibliography of books to which references are given in the text": p. [601]-607
du Plessis Africana Collection
by A. Eliot; Elliott, Arthur, 1870-1938; Morrison, W. R., compiler
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Topic: Photography
"Published in 1893 under the title of 'A classified digest' of the Society's records ... After passing through seven editions the book has been carefully revised and nearly 500 pages added"--Pref. p. xii-xiii
Topics: Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts (Great Britain), Church of England,...
du Plessis Africana Collection
by Hayford, J. E. Casely (Joseph Ephraim Casely), 1866-1930
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Topics: Race relations, Race relations
du Plessis Africana Collection
by Hetherwick, Alexander, 1860-1939
texts
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Topic: Nyanja language
du Plessis Africana Collection
by S. Mendelssohn; Mendelssohn, Sidney, d. 1917; Colvin, Ian Duncan, 1877-1938
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Vol. I. - LXXII, 1008 p. - Vol. II. - 1139 p
du Plessis Africana Collection
by G.M Theal; Theal, George McCall, 1837-1919
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Spine title: History of South Africa since 1795
du Plessis Africana Collection
by De Villiers, C. C. (Christoffel Coetzee), 1850-1887; Theal, George McCall, 1837-1919
texts
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Edited by George McCall Theal
Includes bibliographical references
Topics: English language, Dutch language, Afrikaans language, Afrikaans languages
275 pages, [8] leaves of plates : 24 cm
Topics: Matiwane, Tribes -- Africa, Ethnology -- Africa
du Plessis Africana Collection
by D. C. F. Moodie; Moodie, D. C. F. (Duncan Campbell Francis), 1838-1891
texts
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Spine Title: History of the battles in Southern Africa
Topic: Zulu War, 1879
du Plessis Africana Collection
by Pilkington, George Lawrence, 1865-1897
texts
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Topic: Ganda language
Paged continuously
Topics: African languages, Natural history, Ethnology
Topics: Afrikaans poetry, Afrikaans poetry
In three parts
Topic: Voyages and travels
du Plessis Africana Collection
by Junod, Henri Alexandre, 1863-1934
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Translation of Grammaire ronga
Topic: Tsonga language
du Plessis Africana Collection
texts
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Supplement published 1937 under title: Totemica
Topics: Totemism, Endogamy and exogamy
du Plessis Africana Collection
texts
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du Plessis Africana Collection
by S. Mendelssohn; Mendelssohn, Sidney, d. 1917; Colvin, Ian Duncan, 1877-1938
texts
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Vol. I. - LXXII, 1008 p. - Vol. II. - 1139 p
du Plessis Africana Collection
texts
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I.Geographical, descriptive and historical. -II.Routes
du Plessis Africana Collection
texts
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du Plessis Africana Collection
by A Wilmot; Wilmot, Alexander, 1836-1924; Chase, John Centlivres, 1806-1876
texts
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Running title: History of the Cape Colony
Topic: Indigenous peoples
du Plessis Africana Collection
by Hanno; Schoff, Wilfred H. (Wilfred Harvey), 1874-1932, tr
texts
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"Bibliography of the Periplus of Hanno": p. 30-31
du Plessis Africana Collection
by Rattray, R. S. (Robert Sutherland), 1881-1938; Hetherwick, Alexander, b. 1860
texts
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Topics: Folklore, Nyanja language
du Plessis Africana Collection
by Lugard, Frederick John Dealtry, Baron, 1858-1945
texts
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Topic: Nyanja language
du Plessis Africana Collection
by N. Hofmeyer; Hofmeyr, N. (Nicolaas), 1860-1932; Du Plessis, Johannes
texts
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du Plessis Africana Collection
by G.M Theal; Theal, George McCall, 1837-1919
texts
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Spine title: History of South Africa since 1795
du Plessis Africana Collection
by G.M Theal; Theal, George McCall, 1837-1919
texts
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Spine title: History of South Africa since 1795
du Plessis Africana Collection
by Jayne, K. G. (Kingsley Garland)
texts
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"First published in 1910"-- t.p. verso
Topics: Gama, Vasco da, 1469-1524, Discoveries in geography
du Plessis Africana Collection
by Tavernier, Jean-Baptiste, 1605-1689; Ball, V. (Valentine), 1843-1895; Tavernier, Jean-Baptiste, 1605-1689. Six voyages de Jean-Baptiste Tavernier. pt. 2. English
texts
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Translation of pt. 2 of the author's Les six voyages, which was originally published at Paris, 1676
du Plessis Africana Collection
by G. Mackeurtan; Mackeurtan, Harold Graham, 1884-
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"Table of authorities": p. 331-333
Topics: Chaka, Zulu Chief, 1787-1828, Zulu (African people)
du Plessis Africana Collection
texts
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du Plessis Africana Collection
by Schillings, C. G. (Carl Georg), 1865-1921
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"With over 300 photographic studies direct from the author's negatives, taken by day and night; and other illustrations."
Topics: Natural history, Hunting, Nature photography
Topics: Lingala language, Lingala language, English language
du Plessis Africana Collection
by G.M Theal; Theal, George McCall, 1837-1919
texts
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Spine title: History and ethnography of South Africa before 1795
du Plessis Africana Collection
by G.M Theal; Theal, George McCall, 1837-1919
texts
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Spine title: History and ethnography of South Africa before 1795
du Plessis Africana Collection
by Ritchie, W; Kent, T. P
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Includes index
Topics: University of Cape Town, University of Cape Town
du Plessis Africana Collection
by Grey, George, Sir, 1812-1898; Bleek, W. H. I. (Wilhelm Heinrich Immanuel), 1827-1875; Cameron, James, 1800-1875
texts
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On t.-p.: "Mrs. Lowe with Sir G. Greys comps" (autograph)
Topics: African languages, Malagasy language, Australian languages, Papuan languages, Fijian language,...
du Plessis Africana Collection
texts
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Supplement published 1937 under title: Totemica
Topics: Totemism, Endogamy and exogamy
du Plessis Africana Collection
texts
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du Plessis Africana Collection
by Snelleman, Johannes François, 1852-1938
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Publication dates from Introd
Topics: Ethnology, Human beings
du Plessis Africana Collection
by Bosman, F. C. L. (Frederik Christiaan Ludolph), 1898-
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Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Performing arts, Theater, South African drama, 968, Performing arts, South African drama, Theater
du Plessis Africana Collection
texts
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du Plessis Africana Collection
by Campbell, Roy, 1901-1957
texts
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Topics: Philosophy, Modern, Philosophy, Modern
du Plessis Africana Collection
by Snelleman, Johannes François, 1852-1938
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Publication dates from Introd
Topics: Ethnology, Human beings
du Plessis Africana Collection
texts
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Supplement published 1937 under title: Totemica
Topics: Totemism, Endogamy and exogamy
du Plessis Africana Collection
by Malherbe, E. G. (Ernst Gideon), 1895-; Carnegie-Kommissie
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du Plessis Africana Collection
by Dapper, O. (Olfert), 1636-1689; Rhijne, Willem ten, 1647-1700; Grevenbroek, Johannes Gulielmus de, 1644-1725/1726; Schapera, Isaac, 1905-2003
texts
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"Oorspronkelijke teksten met Engelse vertaling"
du Plessis Africana Collection
texts
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du Plessis Africana Collection
by Bleek, W. H. I. (Wilhelm Heinrich Immanuel), 1827-1875
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pt. I. Phonology. - pt. II. The concord :section 1. The noun
Nyasaland directory: p. [269]-288
du Plessis Africana Collection
by Murray, W. H; National Bible Society of Scotland; British and Foreign Bible Society
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New Testament, Union Nyanja version
Topics: Chewa dialect, Chewa dialect
du Plessis Africana Collection
by W. Blommaert; Blommaert, W; Gie, S. F. N. (Stefanus Franc̦ois Naudé), 1884-1945
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du Plessis Africana Collection
by Botte, Louis
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Topics: French, French, Travel